Current plans for the club’s expansion show a new 11-hole golf course and a two-story clubhouse that includes amenities like a bowling alley, multiple dining rooms and lounges, locker rooms, a tennis facility, swimming pools, a two-story parking deck and more. Requested changes involve proposed work to a streets’ intersection and water engineering designs, along with additional information on certain aspects, including the geothermal system for buildings.
Kalamazoo, Mich. city officials are requesting the developer for a proposed expansion at Kalamazoo Country Club to make some changes to the site plan and provide more information for the project, MLive.comreported. The requested changes involve proposed work to a streets’ intersection and water engineering designs, along with additional information on certain aspects, including the geothermal system for buildings.
The current plans for the expansion show a new 11-hole golf course and a two-story clubhouse that includes amenities like a bowling alley, multiple dining rooms and lounges, locker rooms, a tennis facility, swimming pools, a two-story parking deck and more, MLive.com reported.
The site plan has yet to be approved, MLive.com reported. City officials asked for some additional clarifications and details to ensure compliance with the city standards and ordinances, according to Mike Smith, the city’s communications manager.
The city’s requests include:
– Land area totals and clearer labeling of the woodland and native grass restorations shown on the site plan;
– Tree and shrub count for street frontages of project parcels;
– Modifications to the intersection work for two streets to align with the city’s Street Design Manual;
– Stormwater design details and further information (pipe sizes, pre-treatment details, subgrade details for retention basin) to demonstrate compliance with the city’s stormwater performance standards;
– Building identification/address signage and fire department connection (FDC) signage changes to ensure visibility;
– Hydrant locations and distances to fire department connections shown on the plan.
– Water engineering design changes associated with the development;
– Further information related to the proposed geothermal system for the buildings; and
– Confirmation of approval of parcel combinations/parcel split as shown on site plan.
The developer is expected to provide an updated site plan for the Site Plan Review Committee, Smith told MLive.com.
Typically, there is not another site plan meeting as the committee reviews revisions to confirm that the site plan meets the city of Kalamazoo ordinances, Smith told MLive.com.
The property is adjacent to the current 18-hole course and an existing clubhouse, MLive.com reported. Once the new clubhouse is complete, the current one will be torn down and some of it will be turned into green space. The facility is also working with a golf course architect to make changes to the existing 18-hole course.
The 118-page plan shows an immense building on 55 acres, nestled among trees, overlooking Whites Lake, MLive.com reported. Some residents, including one who lives within sight of the area being cleared for the development, are not happy about its impact to the area.
Once a revised site plan is received and distributed for review, the revised site plan will be posted on the city of Kalamazoo website, Smith told MLive.com. For a project of this scale, city planners anticipate 10 to 15 business days to review and confirm changes to the site plan for each revision, he added.
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